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Daily Quote

"The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer's place."


Orison Swett Marden


Joke of the Day

Why did the cookie have to go to the doctor?


It was feeling crummy.


Fun Fact

Most laughter isn't because things are funny.

Every culture in the world laughs, but surprisingly, most of our laughter isn't necessarily a response to humor. Less than 20 percent of laughter comes after jokes, according to neuroscientist Robert Provine; the rest is a reaction to regular statements and questions like, "How have you been?" The ensuing laughter, however brief, helps form social bonds since people who laugh together grow closer.


History Fact

July 4th Isn't the Real Independence Day

July 4th is not the real American Independence Day. It is actually July 2nd because this is when the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia actually voted to approve a resolution of independence. July 4th, though, is when the Congress adopted the official Declaration of Independence, and most didn't even sign that until August.


Movie/TV Trivia

Captain America: The First Avenger

Hayley Atwell surprisingly touching Chris Evans' chest, as he emerged from the pod upon turning into Captain America, was very much improvised, and the surprise on her face is genuine, as she admitted in interviews she was very taken by Chris' physique and nearly broke character and ruined the take that made it into the film, as a result.


Movie/TV Quote

"If you want me, earn me."


Scandal


Conversation Starter

What are some strange beliefs that some people have?


Writing Prompt

Do Schools Provide Students With Enough Opportunities to Be Creative?


Weird Laws

Men Must Wear Speedos on French Beaches

Did you think the French just really liked their Speedos? Actually, its French law that men do not wear loose-fitting swim trunks on beaches, swimming pools and other public places where a swimsuit is required attire.

The law wasn't for safety, but rather that men wouldn't dare walk around town in a Speedo, so if he wears a Speedo in the water, it surely would be cleaner than something he may have been wearing all day long.

This need to avoid clothing that could have been worn throughout the day also extends to T-shirts; you'll need to lose those as fast as your surfer shorts.

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